We welcome your interest in presenting at the 2018 AARFP Conference April 15-18, 2018 in beautiful Banff, AB.


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Application deadline is Tuesday, October 31,2017 and speakers will be notified by December 15, 2017.



·       Speakers should demonstrate knowledge of,and experience in, a specialty topic in one of the topic streams . A combination of education (certificates,designations) and work experience in a relevant position is desirable.

·       Speakers should have subject matter expertise on their session topic, and prior public speaking experience.

·       Speakers must specify on the application any persons they wish to have approved as co-presenters.


Topic Streams

·       Aquatics

·       Arena

·       Building Maintenance

·       Customer Service

·       Lifestyle/Health

·       Parks

·       Supervisory



Speakers should discuss their chosen topic in relation to one or more of the following:

              New research and best practices

              Innovative new technologies

              New methods for training, motivation, program design, implementation and maintenance


AARFP accepts presentations directed at all audience levels of experience, but have an ongoing need for new and challenging content for the experienced professionals. This is defined as someone with a designation and at least several years in a related position.



Session, 1 hour (including time for Q&A); If additional time is required it must be in one (1) hour blocks.

Electronic slide presentations are still most commonly used, but other presentation methods are strongly encouraged in engaging the audience. Props, quizzes, appropriate humor, videos and group exercises, are welcome.



AARFP will pay reasonable travel expenses (economy airfare, mileage) for non-local speakers. Expenses must be estimated at the time of application. Speakers will not be reimbursed for expenses not previously agreed upon.

              FREE registration to the conference

              One-night hotel accommodations for non-local speakers. Additional accommodations will be considered pending the number of presentations involved and/or travel time required to facilitate conference commitments

              Parking for local speakers on request.

              We will work hard to accommodate speakers’ food allergies, medical conditions or other special considerations as identified. Speakers who require some type of assistance must discuss their requirements at the time of hiring.



Note - AARFP does not purchase speaker books or DVDs, but will consider their sale during the conference. Books should be motivational or personal experience. A book sale agreement must be completed when the speaker is hired.